Stakeholder Forum believes that for stakeholders to participate meaningfully in decision-making on sustainable development, they need to be adequately prepared and informed about the context in which the decision-making is taking place.

Accordingly, we are currently collating and developing a number of resources to strengthen the participation of stakeholders in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and post-2015 development processes.

We have created an online platform where proposals for new development goals can be shared and searched (www.sdgseinventory.org), and are developing a library of capacity and knowledge-building resources to support stakeholder engagement with the intergovernmental processes on these issues and help stakeholders to develop their thinking, create their own proposals for new global goals and develop advocacy strategies to promote them.

Your input to this short survey will help us to identify current capacity and knowledge gaps, and to identify and develop appropriate resources to address these gaps, ensuring that they are based upon the needs and experiences of stakeholders like you.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE!

* 1. Please give your name and organisation

* 2. What are the main knowledge gaps you currently perceive within your organisation?

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a. Lessons learned from the MDGs
b. Understanding how indicators can measure what matters to people and environment
c. Understanding how the goals framework can account for cross-cutting issues
d. Understanding the intergovernmental process where goals will be agreed

* 3. What are the main capacity gaps you currently perceive within your organisation?

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a. How to develop targets and indicators to measure progress
b. How to conduct advocacy activities at the intergovernmental process
c. How to develop an advocacy strategy to influence an intergovernmental process (methodologies)

* 4. What other online tools could help stakeholders participate better in the process?

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a. A resource to help users contact other stakeholders/organisations working on similar issues (alliance building)
b. A resource where stakeholders can share their reflections on current agenda issues (eg. a blog, articles, etc.)
c. A resource that could track government positions during a potential negotiated process on global goals

* 5. Do you have any other comments/suggestions?

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